WW2 Catalina flying boats return to Fermanagh base this weekend…..and I can’t go … I’m working in my wifes studio… anybody know good solicitors?
Catalinas and Sunderlands were based at St Angelo in Lough Erne during WW2. They where mainly used for U-boat surveilance and north Atlantic convoy protection. Two ‘Cats’ are making an appearance as well as many other seaplane types.
About a month or so ago I posted a message in one of the groups I host Days Gone By the story of a very famous American pilot Roland’Bud’Wolfe who flew Spits’ out of Northern Ireland. Well Dan Snow and his team are currently making a documentry about him and his Spitfire and lots of other very interesting stuff that i’m not going to relate … ‘cause i’m a lazy bugger and you can find out for your selves.. but i’m giving you the links! lol
Also today saw the publishing of a long unknown diary of the SAS ….charting from its conception, long since forgotton and top secret stuff about David Stirling and Paddy Maynes men. Col Paddy.. an Ards man.. his statue (rather smaller than Paddy was) is pride of place in the square in Newtownards. Col Paddy Mayne was the most decorated soldier in the second world war… he was never awarded the VC … fact was .. he never got on with the hierarchy… (was he bovvered? Like as f’***!) Friend of mine wrote a book about him..SAS Paddy Maynes Men and one by Roy Bradford Rogue Warrier
thats enough to keep you busy tonight